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    Internationally Accredited by ICOES
    Fully CPD/CE Certified
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    Recommended by 95% of Students
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    About the course

    Wouldn’t you love to have a career that gives you the opportunity to be creative and make people happy?
    A talented bartender knows a lot about how to create unique and exciting flavors, while simultaneously playing the role of listener, therapist, and life coach to customers. Understanding what it takes to plan and create an amazingly tempting cocktail menu, and to serve that menu with class and flair requires a lot of talent and social skills.

    What you will learn

    Our comprehensive online course modules will expose you to a wealth of knowledge in:

    • Liquor and cocktails
    • The history of mixology
    • Proper pouring technique and bar preparation
    • Friendly and amiable bartending service
    • Flavors and how they mix together
    • Popular cocktails and flavors across the globe
    • Pairing cocktails with food, weather, and/or events


    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.


    Course Breakdown

    Module 1: History Of Cocktails
    • 1.1 Where it all began
    • 1.2 Early cocktails
    • 1.3 Evolution of the cocktail
    • 1.4 Cocktail trends through history
    Module 2: Introduction To Liquor
    • 2.1 Whiskey and scotch
    • 2.2 Vodka
    • 2.3 Rum
    • 2.4 Tequila
    • 2.5 Gin
    • 2.6 Liqueurs
    • 2.7 Cordials
    Module 3: Introduction To Cocktails
    • 3.1 Classic cocktails
    • 3.2 Highballs
    • 3.3 Two-liquor cocktails
    • 3.4 Martinis
    • 3.5 Shots
    Module 4: Preparing The Bar
    • 4.1 Organising your station
    • 4.2 Glassware styles and uses
    • 4.3 Prepping garnishes
    • 4.4 Bar upkeep
    • 4.5 Helpful bar tools
    Module 5: Interacting With The Customer
    • 5.1 Greeting
    • 5.2 Rules of etiquette
    • 5.3 Proper customer interaction
    • 5.4 Making appropriate recommendations
    • 5.5 Handling customer complaints with poise
    • 5.6 Dealing with a drunk customer
    Module 6: Flair Bartending
    • 6.1 History
    • 6.2 Techniques
    • 6.3 Guidelines
    • 6.4 Improvisation
    • 6.5 Entertainment
    Module 7: Pouring Technique
    • 7.1 Pouring a beer
    • 7.2 Opening wine and champagne
    • 7.3 Measuring
    • 7.4 Shaking and straining
    • 7.5 Mixing and muddling
    • 7.6 Floating and layering
    • 7.7 Free pouring
    Module 8: Mixology
    • 8.1 The basics
    • 8.2 Properly making the classics
    • 8.3 Creating new and exciting drinks
    • 8.4 Planning a cocktail menu
    • 8.5 Rules to follow
    Module 9: Popular Cocktails Around The Globe
    • 9.1 North America
    • 9.2 Europe
    • 9.3 Asia
    • 9.4 East Asia
    • 9.5 South America
    • 9.6 Central America
    • 9.7 Australia
    • 9.8 Africa
    Module 10: Pairing Cocktails With Food Or Events
    • 10.1 Know your flavours
    • 10.2 Match the season
    • 10.3 Match the venue
    • 10.4 Food pairing
    • 10.5 Rules and guidelines


    Who is this course for

    Whether you are looking to start a new career or want to revitalize the bartending career that you already have, we can help you gain the knowledge, etiquette, and helpful tips you will need to become a great mixologist.





    Career path

    After completing this course, you could:

    • Begin a career as a mixologist
    • Impress your bosses with your newfound skills, earning promotions or raises
    • Be a more capable bar manager
    • Wow friends and family at parties with your cocktail skills


    Certification details

    To receive certification, you must:

    1. Complete every page of the course
    2. Score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course
    3. That's it!

    After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.

    All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.

    CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

    International Open Academy is also an officially approved TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) center, with the TQUK Center Number: C001157

    TQUK is a national awarding body recognized by the UK Government and regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).

    For further details, please visit https://internationalopenacademy.com/accreditation